Wow - I'm feeling good for riding 81 miles (130 km).  Saw some cool things today and got to go downhill for a good portion of it.  What do a loon, a wolf, a gopher, and some Canada geese have in common?  They were all spotted today on my ride to Kamloops.  Stopped at a fruit farm to get lunch - a tuna sandwich, a banana, a carrot muffin, and an Orangina soda - and that was about a third of what I could have eaten.  My appetite has gotten huge! 

During my stop for lunch a reporter from the Kamloops Daily Press called me to make a report about my ride.  I told him the story and he said someone would meet me in Kamloops to take my picture for the paper.  When I got about 12 km from Kamloops the photographer called me and said he would come out and meet me to snap some pictures.  So I was riding along and I see this car stopped on the other side of the road - the photographer.  He had a massive camera and snapped a whole bunch of pictures as I rode up. Then he took some more of my story and said have a good ride.  That was cool. 

Upon arriving in Kamloops I had to figure out how to get around since the Trans-Canada highway actually turned into a highway.  After some work with my GPS and a stop at the local information center I figured out my way to the other side of Kamloops where I am staying for the night.  On the way through Kamloops there is a big hill.  With a good tuck and a bunch of traffic I was passing cars at 76 km/hr..... the speed limit was 50!  Kind of wanted to get pulled over for speeding - that would have been a cool ticket to have :)

So finally, I arrive at the turn off to Martin and Christie's place where I am staying for the night.  At the turn off there is one final hill - and it's steep for about 2 km...  and then I get to the house and the driveway is twice as steep!  That was about all I had left for riding my bike today.  However, I arrived to a chicken Caesar salad, cold beer, and a hot shower.  Beautiful!  And now I have clean clothes again too!  Yes!

The ride today was another 81.1 miles (130.5 km) - making progress!
Marie Saraga
6/7/2010 07:56:34 pm

I started reading your blog today.
I am moved, touched and inspired by YOU.
I will share your story, journey and cause with others. I was not familiar with the Huntington Disease,and made a donation. Keep enjoying the ride. It is making a difference.

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Mom
6/7/2010 10:45:07 pm

Goodmorning Kevin! Enjoyed your awesome pictures and blog. Interesting journey. Everyone here is enjoying your web and very interested in your effort to bring awareness about Huntington's. It will make a difference! K2 says "woof" good job!

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Cassándra
6/8/2010 01:35:51 am

love love love the pictures, yeah lotus pose. give martin & christie a hug for me before you leave. a bed and a beer is awesome.

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Courtney
6/8/2010 01:50:28 am

Beautiful animals! Glad you got to go downhill for a while!
I smell an endorsement from Cannondale...

Stay safe!

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Laurel H.
6/8/2010 02:13:53 am

Hi Kevin. It's fun to see all of your pictures. Glad that you are off to a great start on your journey!

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erin Fisher
6/8/2010 04:17:36 pm

omg i want to go sleep on the side of the road next to all of those beautiful sites! love all of the beauty you are sharing with us.

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    Two Wheels and a Heartbeat

    A long time personal dream and now a worthy cause.

    Huntington's disease has profoundly impacted my family and until recently I didn't even know about it. When I suggested to my dad that I was going to ride across Canada and was looking for a cause he suggested The Huntington Society. Now I'm learning a lot about the disease, the people it affects, and my family. Help find a cure with your donation to the Huntington Society of Canada.

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    Raised on a farm in Dunnville Ontario Canada, Kevin Glenney has been living and working in Minneapolis MN for the past 10 years as an aerodynamics and systems engineer.  Kevin has an adventurous spirit and loves experiencing all that the world has to offer.  He has also lived in France and Brazil on various occasions and speaks both French and Portuguese.  This is the next chapter in his exciting life.

     

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